201 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 110, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Dr. Jacob Wilson was born and raised in metro Detroit, Michigan. There, he attended Wayne State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Honor’s Biological Sciences.
Growing up, his interests in medicine, service, and global health were encouraged by his mother, a physical therapist assistant, and his father, an airman in the United States Air Force. During his undergraduate experience, he further developed these interests while traveling to rural China to work with high school students as part of a service-learning exchange program. There, he met a student who dealt with lifelong difficulties because of polio. While his grandmother also faced similar physical disabilities because of polio, hers was due to a lack of medical knowledge, and not a lack of access to resources such as vaccinations. This sparked an interest in Family Medicine where he hoped to provide primary care and improve access to medicine for those facing barriers.
He then went on to earn his medical doctorate from Wayne State University School of Medicine. During medical school, he found an interest in activism when he co-authored several American Medical Association resolutions at the state and National levels and served as co-president for the student LGBT organization. He also continued to foster interests in global health with two international medical rotations in China and India.
The Halifax Health Family Medicine Residency Program was his number one choice for residency education. He is excited to grow as a physician with a program which not only values excellence in medical care, but which works to understand and advocate for its patients and the unique health problems and barriers which they may face.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Wilson enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors with his partner Elías and their white husky named Finn.